WORLDSymposium Annual Meeting

WORLDSymposium annual meeting, February 6 – 11, 2022 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

Five full days of new discoveries, cutting-edge research, and updates from ongoing studies will be presented by scientists and clinicians from around the globe. This year’s program includes exciting breakthroughs in Basic Science, Translational Research, Clinical Applications and much more.

18th Annual WORLDSymposium
*January 31, 2022: Emerging Trends
February 6, 2022: Robert J. Gorlin Symposium
February 7-11, 2022: Research Meeting
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA, USA

*Emerging Trends 2022 is a pre-recorded virtual-only session that will be available to view online starting Monday, January 31, 2022 and will be available to watch on demand until March 15, 2022.

Young Investigator Awards are Open for Applications!

WORLDSymposium™ 2019 is now accepting applications for its Young Investigator Awards for Basic Science (scroll down that web page for the online application form). To increase opportunities for basic scientists to present their research, WORLDSymposium™ 2019 is offering ten (10) Young Investigator Awards specifically for basic science abstracts. This partial scholarship includes:
• Registration for WORLDSymposium™ 2019 and Emerging Trends 2019
• 4 nights room and tax at the WORLDSymposium™ group rate at the Hyatt Regency Orlando
• Up to $500 towards airfare to travel to WORLDSymposium™ 2019
• All other expenses are the recipient’s responsibility.

Who can apply: Graduate students and those who are within the first 3 years after completing a graduate degree are eligible. Applicants who submit an abstract as the first-author will be considered eligible for the award, and will be selected by the Program Committee on the basis of the content of the abstract. Abstracts are required to be no more than 300 words in length and may not contain images or figures. The Program Committee will select awardees from the applicants who are first-authors of abstracts submitted by the October 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. central time abstract-submission deadline. All eligible applicants will be notified by November 15, 2018 of the status of their application for the award.

Awards will be presented on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Orlando rotunda prior to the WORLDSymposium™ 2019 opening reception. Recipients must be present to receive the award. If a recipient is unable to travel to receive the Young Investigator award, an alternate abstract will be selected.

WORLDSymposium™ 2019 Call for Abstracts is now open. Trainees and recent doctoral graduates are encouraged to apply for the Young Investigator Awards!

Dr. Elsa Shapiro Announced as Keynote Speaker at Worldsymposium 2017

WORLDSymposium has announced that Elsa Shapiro, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology in the Division of Pediatric Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, is the 2017 Keynote Speaker. Dr. Shapiro’s address is entitled “Understanding and Measuring Neurodegeneration in Childhood Onset Lysosomal Diseases.” Dr. Shapiro will present the keynote address at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.